Don’t Necessarily Believe Your Ears… Anyone who has listened to the show knows we love new technology. Its exciting when you think of all the possibilities that open up to people! But, at the same time, you also know we sometimes dread new technology because people will also abuse it. Adobe demonstrated VoCo (Voice Conversation) that could be best described as “CGI for audio.” Much like computer graphics can make the impossible happen in a movie, VoCo can create and recreate a person’s voice with an interface that’s about as easy to use as Microsoft Word. What could go wrong? Ready for hour two? Click here!
Secrets Behind Political Clickbait! Actually, we really wanted to do nothing but Computer 101 for you guys, but Sam and Jonathan both found stories on how much clickbait is worth. And its worth quite a bit! So we spent some time digging into this and why you see so much pro/anti- candidate clickbait this year. And you won’t believe where it comes from! (really, this ought be considered Clickbait Economics 101) Are you ready for hour two and some actually helpful stuff? Click here for Software 101!
Computers 101 – Software! Last week we went over Computer Buying 101. And why do you buy a computer? To run computer software! Call them software, programs, applications, or even apps, they’re the reason you’d own one of these electronic gizmos. Without them? They’re just paper-weights. Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Government Emails – So how’d that happen? Today was a Computers 101 show, but we did have to go a little bit into the Wikileaks and Clinton email bit. We did NOT get political, but rather explained how a spear-phishing attack worked with a real-life example! After that? Well, it was Computers 101 – are you ready to buy a new computer? Deciding whether or not you should? We got into it for you! Ready for more? Click here for hour two!
DDOS – Part 1 Was the internet a bit sluggish for you this weekend? There’s a reason for that! In proving once again that there’s some people with nothing better to do, a Distributed Denial of Service attack was launched against part of the internet’s infrastructure. Dyn, a DNS company, found itself under attack from internet enabled cameras, DVRs, and other Internet of Things devices. Its a little surreal when you think about it. Could you imagine your refrigerator being turned into a cyber-weapon? Ready for hour two? Click here!
DDOS – Part 2 While its undeniably cool to have so much connected to the internet, there’s a downside to it: security. Most internet enabled devices don’t have adequate security built in! Which means they’re easy targets for the bad guys. This weekend we talked about the weaponized Internet of Things in this weekend’s Distributed Denial of Service attack. Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Merger gone awry Yahoo and Verizon’s merger might be going sour. Why? Bad security on Yahoo’s part! Their snafu might have end up costing them a multi-billion dollar deal! And even if it goes through, it might still cost them a billion or so. Who is that relevant to? Well, us as consumers. But, more than that? Business owners looking ahead at the future. What you don’t pay attention to today might ruin your tomorrow! Ready for hour two? Click here!
Consequences of a Splody-Phone Speaking of things going up in flames: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is not only recalled, but production has also stopped entirely, its on “no fly” lists, and really, there’s no good reason to have one now. We talk about that, our thoughts on the recall, how other companies should try learning from this, and more. Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Yahoo, and the biggest breach in history (so far!) Whoops! Yahoo might have had a state-sponsored cyber attack launched against it, and over 500 million accounts might have been compromised. But, this isn’t the first attack like this, so surely they took protective measures, right? Uhm… about that. Needless to say, if you have had an account with Yahoo or a company they bought, you should really change your password right now. Listen in as we talk about this and more! When you’re ready for something cheerier? Tune in for hour two by clicking here!
Samsung and the Splody Phone Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 has a battery problem, and is being recalled. If you haven’t heard before, we’re telling you now: RETURN IT! While details are on Samsung’s website, you should also consider taking it back where you got it. Click here for details on Samsung’s website! Also: Our good friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot in Kahului have given us a NEW PRIZE for our listener’s contest! Email us a letter, question, comments, a note saying hello to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter to win a Western Digital My Cloud Mirror 4tb drive! Hook it up to your network and enjoy tons of mirrored backup! Did you miss hour one? Click here!